Monday, July 9th 8:00am.. An elongated ridge of high pressure oriented east-west is still located south of the Maritimes this morning . This feature will give another day of sunshine to the island as it drifts slowly SE. A cold front oriented NE-SW is currently draped from northern Labrador southwestward through to Winnipeg. This front will move eastward approaching the Maritimes later tomorrow with cloud and showers/thundershowers. Tropical storm “Chris” continues to meander off the North Carolina coast this morning while slowly intensifying. This system is expected to start moving NE later tomorrow passing east of Cape Breton Thursday evening. High pressure ten returns for Friday and Saturday with sunshine. Clouds will begin to spread across the region later Saturday as another cold front approaches from the west with showers through the evening. This front will then stall over the Maritimes through Sunday with cloud and showers.
Precipitation.. Few showers beginning tomorrow evening ending Wednesday morning. Chance of rain especially down east associated with Tropical Storm “Chris” Thursday evening.Eastern PEI, being closer to the track of “Chris”, will see the heaviest rains but still unclear how much. Again, any shift in track of the storm will also shift the heaviest rains. Few showers possible Saturday night into Sunday.
Temperatures.. Warm and Muggy today and tomorrow. Cooler behind the cold front for Wednesday Thursday and Friday. Looks like a prolonged warm spell beginning on Saturday.
Wind.. Brisk SW winds today and tomorrow shifting to light northerly in Wednesday. NE Winds then begin to increase on Thursday as “Chris” approaches. Diminishing Northerly winds on Friday. Extended period of light and variable winds on the weekend.
Tropical storm… TS “Chris” is located SE of Cape Hatteras this morning will remain basically stationary for another day or so. The storm is expected to reach Hurricane strength late tomorrow evening as it begins to finally begin to move NE towards Atlantic Canada. The storm is expected to loose some intensity as it passes over cooler waters off Cape Cod Wednesday evening then moving past the eastern most tip of Cape Breton Thursday evening. Heavy rain should impact Cape Breton and possibly eastern PEI..
Thunderstorms.. Chance of storm tomorrow evening into Wednesday.
Hazards.. Elevated heat and humidity today and tomorrow.. Possible showers tomorrow night with chance of lightning.
Watches/warnings.. Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for today and tomorrow. There is also a tropical cyclone statement in effect for central and eastern PEI. These can be found here… https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=pei
- Today.. Sunny, brisk SW winds, highs 27
- Tonight.. Clear, light SW winds, lows 17
- Tomorrow.. Sunny possible showers towards midnight, light-brisk SW winds, highs 29
- Wednesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light North winds, highs 20
- Thursday.. Cloudy, rain late, increasing NE winds, highs 19
- Friday.. Sunny, diminishing north winds, highs 18
- Saturday.. Sunny, Showers late, highs 23
- Sunday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, highs 25